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google earth distamces

Postby Donagh » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:00 pm

I`ve used google earth to measure the distance across a lake I use to cast by printing it off and using the scale. Is there any easier way to use this tool to double check this measurement.

Yesterday I manage to hit the edge of the lake at 170Ms from the method above using 0.4mm on a 525mag and my AA beach low with a 6oz lead on my second last cast with a pendulumn. This was a big jump for me so I`d love to confirm the distance. My last cast was snatched trying to repeat and the reel blew up :lol:

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Postby eric » Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:49 pm

just did some calculations as well ive hit 134 meters doesn't seem right :roll: :roll:
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Postby Last Cast » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:44 pm

Donagh,there is a blue ruler icon on the top tool bar,you can use this to measure the distance between any two points on the map.
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Postby paddyc » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:35 am

Not too sure about using google earth, but if your looking for some measurments over water get your self a line counter from lidel (only E5) clamp it to your rod and after casting run the line around its wheel and reel in, its accurate to about 5metres.
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Postby Donagh » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:00 pm

Eric is that not right good or not right bad :lol:

Last cast I'll have a look at that and get back.

Paddy. It sounds the job. I saw them mentioned before on the site but didn't realise they were on sale all the time. I thought they were a special. In what section of lidl are they in?

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Postby eric » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:00 pm

Donagh wrote:Eric is that not right good or not right bad :lol:

Last cast I'll have a look at that and get back.

Paddy. It sounds the job. I saw them mentioned before on the site but didn't realise they were on sale all the time. I thought they were a special. In what section of lidl are they in?

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Postby Donagh » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:21 pm

Just to clarify I was using the google map. Downloaded google earth and used the measure to find the distance was 170 meters.

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Postby paulocallaghan » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:51 pm

nice casting donagh. im only managing 1 less than you......... about 70m :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Conor P » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:41 pm

I can cast 50 Yds with booms :lol: :o
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Postby Donagh » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:28 pm

I was reloading the reel that blew up last night and relised I had no 0.4mm line so it may have been .35 I was getting the distance with. I was scratching my head as to why the line level wasn't lower after casting. I'd be happywith 170meters myself if I was getting it all the time and not on one cast. My casting can be hit and miss especially when fishing when wind , darkness ground clearance and everything else come into play.

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